2021 Anthology Submission Guidelines


Eligibility: You must be a current member of the Marin Poetry Center to submit to the MPC Anthology. You can join or renew your membership online at http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org/join/

Submission Period: January 20 – March 20, 2021

Editor: Siân Killingsworth

Entries per person: Maximum 3 poems per person. Each poem should begin on a new page. Individual poems should be no more than 65 lines, including title, epigram (if any), and any acknowledgement of prior publication. Poems should be formatted in a clearly readable font such as Arial or Times New Roman, in 12-point size.

Please remember that the size of the final printed anthology is fairly small, so long lines will often end up spilling over to an indented next line. You may prefer to submit poems with shorter lines.

Theme: This year’s theme is Identity and the Self. Please read through previous issues of the Marin Poetry Center’s Anthology to get a sense of what we are looking for.

Submissions are accepted only via Submittable. We do not accept any email or snail mail submissions. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify the Anthology Editor via Submittable if your poems are accepted elsewhere.

Poems should be included in one attachment as a .doc or .docx file. Do not put any identifying information in the document or in the name of the document.

The Editor will notify entrants of the decision as to which poems will appear in the Anthology via Submittable soon after the close of the submission period.